Friday, July 18, 2008

Orange Almond Cookies


Orange and almond two adorable flavours make these adorable, Orange Almond cookies. These are great as to snack upon any time of the day. I have made these using whole wheat flour in order to add the fibre content. This way I can have these cookies without feeling guilty about it.
Ingredients:
2 Eggs
1/3 cup Almonds
1/3 cup Sugar
4 tablespoon Ghee
Juice of one orange
Zest of 0ne orange
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup All purspose flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder/Pinch of Baking soda
Salt to taste

Directions:
Pre-heat the oven at 350F.
Roast almonds and coarsly grind them. Zest the orange.
Mix half orange zest, half almonds and some sugar together. This mixture will be used to top the cookies.
Beat eggs using a whisk till it doubles in volume. Add orange juice, remaining zest and sugar to the eggs and mix well. Now add melted ghee (when cooled) to the wet ingredients and beat well.

In another bowl mix whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt half of the ground almonds and baking powder/soda. Keep aside.

And incorporate dry ingredients together by adding in 3-4 parts. Adding in parts ensures easy mixing.
Butter and flour the baking sheet. Put a scoopful of batter 2-3 inches apart. If the batter is too thin you can use the muffin tray to keep your cookies in shape. Now sprinkle the zest and almond topping on each cookie.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. When done cool on a wire rack. Serve as you like it!



2 comments:

Usha said...

Looks awesome......

vijayta said...

You are becoming good day by day :)
Cookies looking very professional....